Rumor Quotes

A cruel story runs on wheels, and every hand oils the wheels as they run.


What some invent the rest enlarge.

Jonathan Swift

Don't pay any attention to what they write about you. Just measure it in inches.

Andy Warhol

We've heard the rumors, but it would be irresponsible to reply to those rumors at this stage.

Anthimos Thomopoulos

Enemies carry a report in form different from the original.


A mind conscious of innocence laughs at the lies of rumor.

Latin Proverb

It (rumour) has a hundred tongues, a hundred mouths, a voice of iron.


Rumor is a pipe Blown by surmises, jealousies, conjectures, And of so easy and so plain a stop That the blunt monster with uncounted heads, The still-discordant wavering multitude, Can play upon it.

William Shakespeare

Rumor is the food of gossip.

Antoine Bret

False rumors die of their own stench.

Paul Chatfield

Rumor is like bees; the more you fight them the more you don't get rid of them.

Henry Wheeler Shaw

Rumors generally grow deformed as they travel.


Rumors are like ripples in a cornfield. They are ephemeral, but they do indicate which way the wind is blowing.


Rumors are seen as crimes committed by third parties. They are perfect crimes and leave not the slightest trace and require no weapons whatsoever--the defense is left without a leg to stand on.


A little public scandal is good once in a while. It takes the tension out of the news.

Beryl Pfizer
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